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5-1-2020 Individual Account Plan Hardship Withdrawal

One of the many plan changes by Motion Picture Industry Pension and Health Plans (MPIPHP) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was to approve a one-time hardship withdrawal from your IAP.

The Trustees of the Plans have been working to lessen the impact on members. 

For some, this isn’t something they want to dip into, for others, it is a lifeline. 

But for everyone, it’s part of your retirement funding. 

This is not something you want to do lightly.

5-1-2020 Post-COVID-19 restarting of the entertainment industry.


International President Loeb has been in discussions with labor leaders from other unions, studio heads, theater owners, promoters, government officials, the IATSE General Executive Board and Department Directors, and many of you regarding the post-COVID-19 restarting of the entertainment industry. He called upon the IATSE Crafts Advancement Program (ICAP) to create a set of uniform guidance documents for our union on returning to work safely in the age of COVID-19.


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